Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 22 is World Water Day. Don't take a rain check on it.

Reposting a message from The Alternative

This World Water Day, come engage with water in Bengaluru and how to save it.

Catch Every Drop Bengaluru

Bangalore is fast running out of water. There is no source today that can address the 1.3 billion litres of water that we need every day. Not the Cauvery river that is 100 kms away and provides for less than 50% of the population’s water needs. Not the private tankers that are scourging for water inside 4 lakhs borewells that go deeper and deeper everytime. Not the much exploited groundwater that was once recharged by 262 lakes and tanks that have now mostly vanished. If forecasts go right, at the current consumption rate, we have about 2 months of water supply left in the city.

The upcoming monsoon is our one chance to make sure the near future and after isn’t dry.

This World Water Day, 22nd and 23rd of March, we invite you to engage with water and how to save it – in your home, office, apartment and across the city.

March 22, 2013, Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar, 6 pm - 9 pm
Water Matters: An interactive panel discussion featuring water experts - 1.3 billion litres/day in a drying city, where do we go from here? 
with Rohini Nilekani, Vishwanath Srikantaiah, Sekhar Raghavan and Usha Rajagopalan
What water means to me: A photo exhibition curated by Korkai, shot by citizens across India, through the Worth of Water online contest.

March 23, 2013, across the city

Savings on the house: Open Houses with water champions in homes and apartments across the city that have implemented model water conservation measures. 
The Lake Diaries: Photo walks along lakes in the city, led by professional photographers
Walk in the park: Guided tours and demos in the Rain Water Harvesting theme park, Cubbon Park and the Waste  Water Treatment Theme Park.

Come engage to save, harvest, recycle and refresh water in the city.

Log on to www.thealternative.in/catcheverydrop for everything that’s happening on 22nd and 23rd of March, plus tons of water conservation tips, ideas, success stories, expert insights and more!

Catch Every Drop is a campaign on water conservation in Bengaluru, run by The Alternative, a media platform for sustainable living, sponsored by Arghyam, with partners India Water Portal and Biome Environmental Solutions.

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